HONEYMOONERS / 8 days 7 ngiths
DAY1: CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH
Upon arrival, you will find our driver and guide waiting to escort you to your hotel for check in. Tonight, do things at your pace. Enjoy dinner at the hotel, hit the spa, relax by the pool, unwind and save your energy, you have a long day ahead. Let's hit the road for Marrakech as a newly married couple and start building memories to last you for a lifetime.
We choose only the best hotels and Riads in Marrakech who understand your every indulgent need. After your hotel checkin, we will visit the famous Jamaa El Fna Square with its snake charmers, acrobats, and lively cinema-style attractions. Your guide will lead you through the medina maze, allowing you time to enjoy the aromatic air of spices and Moroccan oils. Taste freshly squeezed orange juice or pomegranate juice and venture into the souks for some ultimate handmade crafts and organic shopping.
DAY 2: MARRAKECH MONUMENTS
After a sumptious breakfast, we will go back in time to discover the mysteries of this extraordinary city. We start at the Bahia Palace, known for its incredible gardens. Built in the 19th century to be one of the greatest palaces of its time, from which it derives the name Bahia, meaning - brilliance. We will continue our time travel through the Medina walls in the direction of the highest building in Marrakech - the Koutoubia Mosque. Known as the mosque of the booksellers, follow your guide through its minarets while he explains the history of this marvel.
Next, we'll visit the Ben Youssef Madrassa Koranic School, named after the Almoravid Sultan who made Marrakech a well-known place worldwide. This school is the largest Madrassa in Morocco. Once done, we visit the Jewish Mellah to shop for the best leather and pottery Morocco can offer. Later we head for tea at sunset to enjoy the golden views of the Jamaa El Fna Square.
DAY 3: MARRAKECH GARDENS
Today travel like a king and queen in your horse drawn carriage around the city and visit the famous Majorelle Gardens and newly opened Museum. Made famous by Yves Saint Laurent, admire the vast garden of cactus and visit the museum to discover the Berber heritage. Next, head for the Menara Gardens and enjoy a delicious Moroccan inspired lunch overlooking the Marrakech city. Head back to your hotel for a 5-star dinner and overnight.
DAY4: OURIKA EXCURSION
Marrakech is geographically situated at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, a mountain range that connects North Africa Algeria and Tunisia. The High Atlas is cut from the Draa River in the south and from the valley of Imlil, Ourika and Zat in north. Thanks to its geographical position Marrakech is a starting point for many day trips. From the hotel where you are staying, you can head towards the valley of Ourika, reach the Berber village of Sitti Fatma where you can have lunch in a berber cafe. On Mondays there is the market (souk) in Tnin, the centre of the valley, an opportunity not to be missed for a taste of rural life. If you want to walk (45-60 min) to the waterfalls, you can have a local guide. Do not forget to wear comfortable shoes suitable for long walks on streets and unpaved paths. The climb to see the falls is quite steep. One option, weather permitting, is to return to Marrakech on the road which circles the valley of Ouirgane. Return back to Marrakech for dinner and overnight.
DAY5: PALMERAI GARDEN & ART GALLERY
Visit the gallery and gardens created by Abderrazzak Benchaabane - a Marrakech legend. Quiet and softly spoken, this renowned Garden Designer, Ethnobotanist, Perfumer, Teacher, Photographer, Writer, Garden Restorer and Publisher has created a landmark place for himself within the world of the “red hamra” city. An academic who gained his doctorate in botanical ecology from Semlalia Faculty of Sciences at Marrakech’s Cadi Ayyad University, Benchaabane is currently a Botany and Ecology professor at the University of Marrakech.
DAY6: ESSAOUIRA – SIDI KAOUKI
Wake up at your pace and enjoy the Marrakech sunshine. Once your breakfast is done, we will head west in the direction of the Atlantic where the city Essaouira rests easily protected by white-washed walls and ramparts. This port city is protected by an 18th century wall named the Skala of the Kasbah and old brass cannons lining the walls. If wind surfing is your thing, Essaouira is known all over the world and holds international surfing competitions.It's also home to the Gnawa Music Festival an you can find examples of this music being played in bars an restaurants. It's also a shopper's paradise featuring the works of hundreds of local artisans.
DAY 7: ESSAOUIRA – CASABLANCA (VIA ELJADIDA & OUALIDIA)
Waking up at your own pace, we head back to Casablanca. On route, we drop by ELjadida for lunch. If time allows we will visit the old Portugese cistern. Eljadida is a port city on the edge of the Atlantic with massive Portugese designed walls with hewn stone.
We will stop by the famous Moroccan restaurant Ali Baba for lunch before we drop by the beach town Oualidia, then we continue our coastal road trip to Casablanca. Arriving early evening for dinner and overnight.
Seems like your honeymoon is over and we definitely will expect you again for another tour of our beautiful Morocco. Perhaps next time you'll save time for a desert adventure! Depending on your flight, we will escort you to the airport on time and wish you a safe flight back home.
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